How to Break 70 in Golf

How to Break 70 in Golf To break 70 in golf you need to be sharp in all areas of your game. No surprise right? Today we will dive into each specific skill area and I will outline some statistics I believe you should strive for on your road to breaking 70 in golf. I want to be clear though [...]

Scratch Golf Lesson 05: Golf Pitching Drills & Practice Routine

Golf Pitching Drills & Practice Routine The other day I was playing in an 18 hole competition with other club members for money. My playing group consisted of two older gentleman and a younger college student my age. We were paired together as a team trying to score our best to rack up the most points compared to other teams [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Chipping, Scratch Golf Series, Short Game|Comments Off on Scratch Golf Lesson 05: Golf Pitching Drills & Practice Routine

Journey to Scratch Golf: Practice #1

Practice Day #1: Journey to Scratch Golf Welcome to the first official practice session of the season. Up to this point I have played 54 holes over 4 different days (2 sets of 9 and 2 sets of 18). I was able to gather data from these first 54 holes to see where my golf skills are at currently as [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on Journey to Scratch Golf: Practice #1

Journey to Scratch Golf: Round 3 Analysis

Journey to Scratch Golf: Round 3 Lessons Learned What's going on today Golf Nation? It's Masters week and I'm excited to watch Round 2 of the Masters today but first I had to get in an 18 hole round of golf on this beautiful day to collect more data to learn from. I'm hoping Jordan Spieth bounces back today after [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on Journey to Scratch Golf: Round 3 Analysis

Journey to Scratch Golf: Round 2 Analysis

Scratch Golf Challenge: Round 2 Analysis What's poppin' Golf Nation! Are you all caught up on the Scratch Golf Blog Series thus far? If not, click that link and go check it out. Today I'll be diving into my second round of golf this season, analyzing what went right, what went wrong, and important lessons you can take away to [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Recent Posts, Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on Journey to Scratch Golf: Round 2 Analysis

What is a Scratch Golfer & How to Become One

What is a Scratch Golfer The short answer to your question "what is a scratch golfer" is that a scratch golfer is someone who can shoot the course rating at any golf course they go play. Course rating? What's that? Take a look at a scorecard sometime and you'll see a course rating somewhere between 70-73 which indicates the score [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Golf Handicap & Rules, Recent Posts, Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on What is a Scratch Golfer & How to Become One

Journey to Scratch Golf Lesson 04: Hitting More Greens in Regulation

How to Hit More Greens in Regulation and Lower Your Golf Score In the previous lesson, Scratch Golf Lesson 03: Fairways in Regulation, we discussed the importance of starting your hole off right by hitting a good drive into the fairway. By playing your second shot from the fairway, you are giving yourself a higher percentage chance of hitting the [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on Journey to Scratch Golf Lesson 04: Hitting More Greens in Regulation

Journey to Scratch Golf: Round 1 Analysis

Journey to Scratch Golf: Stats, Tendencies, and Rating Current Skill Levels Yo, what's going on? Have you made it out to play your first round of the new year yet? I got in my first 9 hole round of the season today where I'm taking it serious tracking stats and all. A few weeks back on spring break I played [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Recent Posts, Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on Journey to Scratch Golf: Round 1 Analysis

Journey to Scratch Golf Lesson 03: Fairway in Regulation

Scratch Golf Lesson 03: Fairways in Regulation Today we are talking about the fairway in regulation statistic in golf. How many fairways in regulation do you hit per round of golf? If you're like most golfers, you put a lot of emphasis on your tee shot and let the outcome affect your attitude for the rest of that hole. Sound [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Recent Posts, Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on Journey to Scratch Golf Lesson 03: Fairway in Regulation

Journey to Scratch Golf Lesson 02: Establishing Your Golf Handicap

Establishing Your Golf Handicap Index What's happening today Golf Nation, In today's lesson on how to get to scratch golf, we will be talking about handicaps. We need to establish a starting point of what your current scoring average is for an 18 hole round of golf. Then we can begin working to cut down your handicap and move you [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Golf Handicap & Rules, Recent Posts, Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on Journey to Scratch Golf Lesson 02: Establishing Your Golf Handicap